Jesse Marchant, Winterpills, County

07
/ Dec
Sunday
2014

Jesse Marchant, Winterpills, County

Venue
Front Room
Time
07:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Price
$8.00 // $10.00

Output Agency Ltd. presents

Jesse Marchant (formerly JBM)
with Winterpills + County

18+ || 7PM DOORS // 8PM SHOW

$8 ADV // $10 DOS
Tickets Available Online :: http://bit.ly/1paM9Rr
and locally (no fees, cash only) at
Rocket Number Nine // outdated: an antique café
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records & Gallery // Woodstock Music Shop

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JESSE MARCHANT
It could almost be inferred that Jesse Marchant wrote the songs for his new album over a period of months in New York City during which a lot of his world had come out from under him, in what he has described as “a general period of falling outs, absence and abuse, both of self and of what should or could have been surrounding”. But in the process of finding an end to that Marchant feels to have grown. One is not left to wonder why he chose to drop the moniker of his former releases (his initials JBM) for the use of his proper full name, nor why his voice and lyrics, recorded with a mouth-to-ear intimacy, emphasizing his deepening and wearying baritone, sit loud and naked atop the widescreen backdrop of the deep synthesizer and orchestral pads and arrangements, often reminiscent of “I’m on Fire” era Springsteen. There is a sense of wanting to take responsibility and a desire to have things seen and said clearly for what they are, directly.

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WINTERPILLS
Starting with their self-titled debut in 2005, Winterpills have built a vibrant career with their exquisite chamber-pop songs that The Washington Post called “densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning… fiendishly melodic.” From the group’s origins one cold winter in 2004 as a song circle for heartache, the band has truly blossomed, releasing three full-length albums — a self-titled effort in 2005, The Light Divides in 2007 and Central Chambers in 2008 — and the 2010 E.P. Tuxedo of Ashes, which The New York Times Jon Pareles praised for “elegant arrangements” of “songs that stay haunted.” 2012’s All My Lovely Goners embraced the hushed vocal harmonies and graceful chamber-pop sound the group has made its trademark, while pushing the quintet into new sonic realms. MOJO magazine included the album in their 2012 top 10 Americana list. In October, 2014, Winterpills releases their 5th full-length, the archival cover’s project Echolalia.